Vanguard Video, a major player in commercial deployments of H.265/HEVC video compression technology, recently released the latest version of its professional software codec, V.265.
The new V.265 v2.0 is the successor to the world's first fully compliant encoder and decoder. It is based on the latest ratified draft of the H.265/HEVC international standard for video compression.
Officials said the V.265 v2.0 significantly improves parallelization and adds support for multi-socket systems. It also helps achieve unparalleled high quality real-time 4K/UltraHD encoding.
Touted as one of the most robust H.265/HEVC codec SDK in the market, the V.265 v2.0 boasts of redesigned speed modes that provide superior performance/quality balance and also the flexibility of offline encoding along with real-time encoding with a single encoder SDK.
“Through our early deployments of high quality offline encoding, we have positioned ourselves as the market leader in providing H.265/HEVC encoding solutions,” said Raul Diaz, CEO of Vanguard Video, in a press statement. “With v2.0, we are excited to expand that market leadership by supplying a high quality, real-time HEVC technology to top tier companies around the world.”
Vanguard Video’s V.265 v2.0 has many striking features including Fine-grain Speed/Quality tradeoff, Patented Motion Estimation, Expanded for high motion content, Scalable parallelization, Adaptive GOP support and Advanced Algorithms for Banding Reduction and Film-grain preservation.
V.265 v2.0 is capable of offering support for bit rate and frame rate changes “on-the-fly”. It boasts of optional flags for improving quality in traditionally complex content.
Available for beta evaluation with full production scheduled for August, V.265 v2.0 is one of the first codec SDK’s to offer a complete offline and real-time solution.
In April, TMCnet reported that Barco Silex and Vanguard Video have joined forces to develop and provide the market with high quality H.265/HEVC encoder solutions based upon Xilinx (News - Alert) FPGA devices.